The 12 Best Donuts in Cincinnati. Period.


Most Mouthwatering Glazed Donut: Busken Bakery

They’ve got the classics, and they’ve got class. There’s donuts for days from Glazed to Tiger Tails. Chat with Mr. Busken over coffee and his favorite donut, Kettle Danish.


We Can’t Believe This Exists Donut: Tom + Chee

Forget coffee and donuts. Let go of grilled cheese and soup. We now have the Grilled Cheese Donut. This classic cheddar cheese glazed donut is a no brainer or get even fancier with the Mint Summer’s Night, a combination of chocolate mint candy, fresh strawberries, mozzarella, and awesomeness.




Most Decadent Dessert Donut: Holtman’s Donut Shop

The beautiful goddesses at Holtman’s know how to work their magic with their Red Velvet Donut. The cream cheese icing is so good that your tastebuds will wish you could slather it on everything. And get the Maple Bacon. Because delicious.


She’s A Real Klunker Donut: Bonomini Bakery

Get a box of buttermilk Klunkers, essentially balls of awesome. Go for this German cake speciality or their Elephant Ears. We’re finally starting to see why doctors say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.


Cakiest Cake Donut: Servatii Pastry Shop and Deli

Chocolate and the Vanilla Iced Sprinkled Donuts will seduce your tastebuds. Or maybe you’re more of the “Old Fashion” Sour Cream Donut type. Twist things up with their classic Cinnamon Pretzel Donut.


Steamiest Honeymoon Donut: Silverton Donut Shop

Here you’ll find a yeast donut with chocolate icing and custard cream filling. This donut is a game changer. And you’ll go nuts for their Coconut Donut and Klunkers.


Cookie Monster Donut: Embers Restaurant

Three words. Oreo. Stuffed. Donuts. That’s all.


Fritters For Days: Ms. Cheri’s Donuts & More

If we are what we eat, then we’d like our diet to solely consist of these Apple Fritters. We’re content with being gooey and desired by all.


Jelly Time Donuts: Little Dutch Bakery

They’ve got jelly, cream, and everything in between. They don’t skimp on the fillings, so expect every bite to rock. They’ve also got a Cinnamon Swirled Yeast Donut with maple caramel icing. This is what you’ve been searching for all your life.


Chocolate Wasted Donuts: North College Hill Bakery

This bakery has all your old school favorites from the glazed to the fried danish to the apple fritters, you can’t lose. And you need to get a dozen of the chocolate. They’re addicting.


Mi Piace Ciambelle!: Sotto

You gotta ricotta. There’s really no question about that. Plus, you get salted caramel, chocolate, and pistachio dipping sauces that make greatness even greater. This whole dessert scores an A for winning at life.


Hidden “Gem” Donut: Regina Bakery

Order a “Gem”, Regina’s ridiculously great fried Danish donut. This off the beaten path bakery makes fresh, soft donuts that have people raving and craving all day long.


Fortunately for you, and unfortunately for our waistlines, we’ve tried boxes and boxes of enough donuts to go nuts. Now it’s your turn.